The founder of the international sanctioning authority for record high scores, Walter Day, has retired from his dream, Twin Galaxies. Twin Galaxies started off as an arcade in Iowa in 1981 and in 1982 he released the nationwide high score records. It soon became the official scoreboard for all top players in the world.
To say Walter Day chose an interesting life would be an understatement, as he left an executive position in the oil industry to start Twin Galaxies, he now leaves Twin Galaxies to pursue his music career. His music was featured in the 2007 film “King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.” A movie which I watched recently and must say that it was pretty awesome.
“I loved video games so much that I made every possible excuse to be surrounded by them,” Day said in a video interview broadcast on Twin Galaxies’ site. He also spoke of his attempts to bring a video game hall of fame to Ottumwa, Iowa where Twin Galaxies, and subsequently, much video game history resides.